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Topic: Ron Moe-Lobeda

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December 10, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Sales-tax deduction: An income tax needed instead

As grateful as I am for the sales-tax deduction [“Make sales-tax deduction permanent,” Opinion, Dec. 6], I am only one among 28 percent of Washingtonians who benefit from this deduction because I can itemize my deductions. Where is the justice in this advantage when the rest don’t get to claim this benefit? The Times…

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October 29, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Affordable housing: Making sure everyone has community’s interest in mind

Given The Seattle Times critique of the Seattle City Council’s recent proposal to assess market-rate housing developers with a linkage fee leaves me wondering how The Times would propose that we finance and build more affordable and low-income housing within our city [“Don’t blame development for the high cost of housing,” Opinion, Oct….

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May 16, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Fossil-fuel divestment: Follow UW students’ lead and think about the future

Jerry Large’s column is an inspiration for all of us with means to divest our 401(k)s, pensions, savings, etc., from any company that is a primary producer of fossil fuels and invest more in clean and green energy [“UW students keep pressure on divestment for climate change,” Local News, May 14]. The boomer generation…

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Comments | More in Climate change | Topics: climate change, divestment, fossil fuels